Chris Rock criticizes Will Smith’s ‘slap’ scene in ‘Bad Boys 4’ as a ‘gimmick’

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    “Will Smith’s Latest Movie Reignites Tensions with Chris Rock After Oscars ‘Slap’ Incident”

    The tension between Will Smith and Chris Rock continues to simmer after the release of the box office hit, “Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die”. The movie, which references the infamous Oscars ‘slap’ incident, has reignited animosity between the two stars.

    Chris Rock, who was on the receiving end of the slap, is reportedly not pleased with the way the incident was portrayed in the film. A source close to Rock revealed that he finds the on-screen portrayal to be a cheap stunt and is disgusted by Will Smith’s attempt to make light of a serious situation.

    The source also mentioned that Rock has been keeping a low profile since the incident and is frustrated by the constant reminders of the altercation. He sees Will Smith’s behavior as attention-seeking and believes that the actor deserves the backlash he has received.

    The slap incident occurred at the 2022 Oscars when Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head, resulting from her alopecia. Smith reacted violently, approaching the stage and slapping Rock while shouting expletives.

    In “Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die”, there is a scene where Will Smith’s character experiences a panic attack and is repeatedly slapped by Martin Lawrence’s character. The directors of the film acknowledged the parallels between the movie and real life, describing it as a meta experience for Smith’s character.

    Despite the controversy surrounding the film, it has been well-received by audiences and continues to perform well at the box office. The ongoing feud between Smith and Rock adds an extra layer of intrigue to the situation, keeping fans and critics alike on the edge of their seats.